This is a great article. I think that Jaden may be exactly the kind of guy who gets missed by others due to circumstances that we can then steal and make great! The IMG experience is a rigorous one. I loved this part in the article:
"“When you’re recruited, it’s usually an assistant coach who does that. But at Holy Cross, the whole staff was involved. I felt wanted.” "
Jimmy Baron, who is coaching at IMG, said Jaden was a great addition to the Holy Cross program..He will fit in nicely.. (I have gotten to know Jimmy since he is married to one of my friends daughter, we usually play golf together during the summer.)
And his brother/uncle ?, Joe, went to HC briefly under Jack Donohue
Joe Barron is Jimmy’s Uncle and brother to former URI coach JIm Barron.
I remember Joe well, lived on the same corridor Sophomore year. Unfortunately lost track of him after 1970.
The reference above first caught me by surprised, as I thought the reference was to Jaden having an uncle who played at HC. While my memory is still good, I could not recall a Joe Kirkwood playing at HC during the Donohue era.
Still find it ironic that Jaden attended the Jack Donahue Elementary School. Small world indeed. Jack will be looking down, and will be a inspiration for Jaden